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At MoMA/The Museum of Modern Art
The MoMa / The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues
Closing April 16, 2007
Much earlier in his career, this Venezuelan Visionary might have been included in a show of Outsider Art, especially as his mind seems to have been somewhat troubled. And it shows in his haunting paintings and odd constructions.
Study in Madrid & Barcelona helped form Armando Reverón's vision. He was strongly influenced by Goya, as evidenced in his mysterious The Cave. Also in some of his Venezuelan Landscapes… There are 100 of his works in the current MoMA show, an effective retrospective of a previously virtually unknown modern artist.
His visions of women in his paintings may owe something to the articulated Muñeca models of women he made for posing-purposes. Reverón also made some Calder-like wire-sculpture skeletons.
My favorites of the constructions on display are the menacing Bat Wings and the charming Bird-cage.